• 8 of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Sydney

8 of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Sydney

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Although Melbourne may be known for its enchanting bar scene, atmosphere in fine dining restaurant in Sydney is at an all-time high. From ambitious newcomers that revel in pushing the envelope and challenging the city palette to old reliable favorites, Sydney’s dining restaurants are all players that mean serious and delicious business. 

1. The Grand Palace

fine dining restaurant in Sydney

The aroma in The Grand Palaces’ fabulous dishes will tantalise your taste buds, making it one of the best fine dining restaurant in Sydney on this list. 

Indulge yourself in their pleasantly relaxing ambience and amazing beverage list. All their dishes are prepared, produced, and grown in Australia with spices imported from India. The Grand Palace is known for offering traditional Indian food that is rich and meticulously prepared

MealsLunch, Dinner, and Drinks
Trading HoursWeekdays:-  12 pm – 3 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Weekends:- 5 pm – 10 pm

2. Quay

Quay is one of Sydney’s supreme fine diners and a world-class culinary experience in almost every expectation. From the dress-circle harbor views, the exquisite work of art on every plate to the custom-made crockery; the fine dining experience is unparalleled.

The team behind the restaurant embodies professionalism in their services. Quay is engineered for special occasions and is worth the splurge. There is no other restaurant than Quay to get in the way of planning a picture-perfect marriage proposal.

The restaurant is a progression of rare and beautiful ingredients where flavour, harmony, and texture are paramount. The creative process of Chef Peter Gilmore is continually inspired by nature and works closely with farmers, fishers, producers, and artisans.

Menu highlightsSmoked eel
Bone marrow noodles
Slow-cooked pig jowl
Maremma pasture-raised duck
Native marron
Trading HoursSunday:- 12 pm to 2 pm, 6 pm to 9 pm
Thursday and Friday:- 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday:- 12 pm to 2 pm, 6 pm to 9 pm

3. Bennelong 

Situated in the iconic and beautiful, Sydney Opera House, Chef Peter Gilmore crafts a cooking style that is not very technical and tricky, allowing the pure flavours of the ingredients to sing.

Trading HoursWednesday to Thursday:- 6 pm to 9 pm
Sunday:- 12 pm to 3 pm

4. Automata

Menu highlightsYellowfin tuna
Marinated salmon roe
Whipped chicken & anchovy butter
Caramelized mango
Cascabel chili & finger lime
Trading HoursTuesday to Thursday:- 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Friday and Saturday:- 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 6 pm to 10:30 pm

5. Bentley Restaurant and bar

Whist Bentley is regarded as an incredible wine bar, they have earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence in food, wine matching, and service that earned them multiple industry awards. 

Special dietsVegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten-Free Options

6. Lumi

Fine dining comes to life with the guidance of chef Federico Zanelleto. The ambience of the restaurant in unparalleled with a multitude of pendant lights to create an intimate atmosphere. 

Beyond the confines of cuisine, Lumi Bar and dining will invite you to explore the ingredients, textures, and flavours. However, the restaurant presents both new and reinvented pastrano or gastro and is all set to the backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

Special DietsVegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten-Free Options
Trading HoursSunday:- 12 pm to 2:30 pm
6:30 pm to 10 pm
Wednesday:-  6:30 pm to 10 pm
Thursday:- 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Friday:- 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday:- 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10 pm

7. Arthur

Headed up by Tristan Rosier and named after his grandfather, Arthur is Surry Hill’s newest neighbourhood restaurant. The team behind the restaurant, along with its head chef, aims to showcase the excitement for the food on offer through the constantly evolving menu and all Australian wine list.

Trading HoursSunday:- 12:30 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday to Friday:- 6 pm to 11 pm
Saturday:- 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm

8. Social Brew Cafe

The verandah at Social Brew Café is the best place to enjoy your lunch when the weather is good. Come with your friends and family to chat and laugh over a smoothie, coffee, or a plate full of bacon and pancakes. 

Trading HoursMonday to Sunday:- 7 am to 4:30 pm